Mount Vernon Triangle Blog

Fall Fun Day Recap

Sunny weather and great community turn out made the October 26th Fall Fun Day a success. Photos are posted in flikr album here.

Scary giant spiders, flying bats, pumpkins, hay & corn stalks decorated the Lift Off sculpture at 5th/K St and made for a perfect photo-op.

Volunteers (including Safeway manager James, shown here) helped plant 1,700 flower bulbs and 50+ children participated in the Mini Monster Kid Parade and/or enjoyed the pumpkin painting craft table, face painting, and hula hooping. Vida Fitness taught a free Zombie Zumba class, Ace...

Second Baptist Church 165th Anniversary Celebration & Return to Third Street, NW

During the weekend of November 15-17th, the Second Baptist Church will celebrate two landmark events- the 165th anniversary of the founding of the Church and after five years away, the return of the Church to its home on Third Street NW in the Mount Vernon Triangle.

The Second Baptist Church dates back to 1848. One hundred and sixty-five years ago, seven members of the Nineteenth Street Baptist Church formed the Second Baptist Church. They met in storefronts, private homes in the neighborhood and a red brick building until 1894 when the Church was located in the...

MVT Spotlight: Remembering the March on Washington with Ms. Mozon

Vivian Mozon, age 83, is a lifelong member of Mount Carmel Baptist Church, located at 3rd & I Street, NW in the Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood. In August, Ms. Mozon, like many other members of the church, recalled and shared stories of her experience participating in the March on Washington. In 1963, Ms. Mozon was a young mother, concerned, as many moms would be, about taking her 10 year old son to an event that was rumored to attract a large crowd and had the potential for violence. But her late husband was an avid historian and told her, "We all need to go...

Mural at Capital View Hostel

During the week of September 9th, Argentinean mural artist, Ever, painted two expansive murals on the exterior building walls of the Capital View Hostel located at 301 I St NW. The project was presented and funded by the Heineken Mural DC Project in partnership with the Art Whino Gallery. Ever, who is a street art artist from Buenos Aires, painted the mural to reflect his idea that people create their unique reality and world by experiencing life events. The Mural DC Project included four bi-cultural artists creating original artwork inspired by the "Open Your World"...

Congralutaions to Clean Team Member Ms. Glover

Congratulations to Clean Team member, Ms. Glover, for her hiring as a permanent employee with Miller & Long Construction working on the residential building at 450 K St. Ms. Glover joined the Ready to Work (RTW) program in August of 2012 and was assigned to the Mount Vernon Triangle CID. She demonstrated a strong work ethic and leadership by helping her teammates both on and off the job. Soon after she joined the team, she was promoted to be a team leader. Ms. Glover has been a model RTW participant and we wish her much success in the future.

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First Annual Neighborhood Perception Survey Results

320 people participated in the 2013 Mount Vernon Triangle Perception Survey between 8/19- 9/30. A summary of the survey results is available on the CID website. 84% of survey respondents were Mount Vernon Triangle residents. Some key survey results include that 80% of respondents get to work by walking or riding public transit (without a car). The top three 'very important' factors in respondent's decision to locate in the Mount Vernon Triangle include transportation access, proximity to work & restaurants/entertainment. The survey shows that 78% of respondents...

Fall Fun Day 10/26 Volunteer, Parade, Celebrate

The Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District presents a Fall Fun Day on October 26th from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm at the 5th & K Street NW plaza. Join your neighbors, family & friends for a day of festive fall activities. View the event flyer. Thank you to sponsors: Ace Hardware, Taylor Gourmet, Vida Fitness, Wagtime and AnythingTime K9.

10:30 am - VOLUNTEER to plant flower bulbs at 5th & K planters and at Cobb Park. Meet at 5th & K St to sign up for teams & pick up supplies.
11:00 am - MINI MONSTERS KIDS PARADE. Meet at Mandu...

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